"looks = good, crashes galore"1.0 starson by diabulos
Pros: great game engine
Cons: it crashes like there is no tomorrow and the AOE III web forum is FULL of complaints
Summary: The game looks great, sadly I can't play it. After a sloooooow installation (3 CDs!! better games came in less, what about a DVD instead)I managed to get going. after a few minutes of play, the game just switches back to dekstop and an error message came up. I checked the offcial site, and loads, I mean loads of people are having the same problem and no response from the makers. There is a patch which does not address the problems, and which tends to crash and then the whole game is sort of gone funny, reinstall is the only answer. Another patch should be coming soon they say, meanwhile, 37 pounds (here in the UK) down the drain, I have a pretty package, 3 coasters and no game to play, you wonder about the so called bete testing process, maybe there is something to it, I mean, I may sound crazy, but, hey, why not try that next time you make a game and charge 37 pounds for it? given the experience of so many people, putting a gun to someone's head and taking their money would be as ethical.